Seeing Christ in Others

Discussion in 'Doctrinal Discussions' started by Noblemen, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. Whenever the rules of fellowship are based on anything other than Christ in the believer, there will be law control sooner or later.
    This will make Christ in the believer to no avail and Christ's death on the cross less important. In the understanding of the Christ – life we have long seen the full assurance given to us in second Corinthians 5:16, which is that if we we do not see any man after the flesh, then we can have full fellowship with him.
    Our fellowship with one another is not based on what we do to get saved, or even what we do after we get saved, it is based on Christ in us. When we see Christ in another, we are also constantly reminded that christ is in us, and thus we have a Christian confession of faith. All of this, of course, comes about because, as the same verse says, we don't even see Jesus of Nazareth after the flesh anymore.
    It was the Christ in Jesus of Nazareth who was God's Son, and it is the Christ in us - the same Christ who was in Jesus of Nazareth - who is the God – Son in us.
    This has all come about by a birthing – our simply believing on the Lord Jesus Christ.
    There is a genuine move of the Spirit, a move of the Spirit which is binding a people together to what God's ultimate intention was before the foundation of the world, chosen in Christ.
    Out of this is coming a fellowship, not bound together by membership, dues, or adherence to a constitution, but a people bound together by the revelation of Christ by the Holy Spirit Romans 16:25. The teaching of the HolySpirit teaches these people according to their daily walk. They are a people who can fellowship with God their Father because they are birthed by Him.
    They have entered into a relationship with Him which can come only by a birthing.
    These people will not always agree in outward expression, nor will they agree in the expression of union with Christ.
    They will not erect any religious barriers between man and man. They will strongly advocate the need for the preaching of the true gospel, without which no man can know Christ.
    They will fervently declare the removal of the barriers between us through the death of Jesus Christ, Ephesians 2:14–15. Therefore, the only legitimate basis for Christian Fellowship is that which God requires for fellowship with him. If law or religion has no place in what God wants through His Son, it should have no place in our lives.
  2. Noblemen
    Kind of like Matthew 7:16-20
    16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

    17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

    18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

    19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

    20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

    HolyGround, Noblemen and Cturtle says Amen and like this.
  3. May I say to all of you that living through another hurricane, Matthew has allowed me to see "Christ in others" as well as the devil in some.
    Cturtle, Fish Catcher Jim and Noblemen says Amen and like this.

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